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Jason T. Paton*

Partner
  • Stephanie Giles
  • Legal Assistant
  • P: 403.218.7526

Practices

* Professional Law Corporation

Jason practises corporate and commercial law and has a general corporate and commercial solicitor’s practice. Jason regularly drafts, reviews and advises on contracts relating to business matters and operations, and has experience in a range of matters, including contract and asset sale agreement drafting and negotiation, acquisition and disposition of assets and real property, leasing matters, and various other general corporate proceedings.

Jason has assisted clients in a wide range of Land Projects in Western Canada such as the redevelopment, sale and acquisition of industrial sites, heritage designations, right of way acquisitions and dispositions, disposition of large tracts of land, commercial leasing, subdivisions, foreign ownership acquisitions and exemptions, vendor financing, environmental remediation and transportation projects. Jason has an extensive knowledge of and experience with the operation of Land Registry's having previously acted as In-House Counsel to the Saskatchewan Registrar of Titles with the Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan. 

Jason also practices in the natural resources, energy and oil and gas law area. Jason provides legal services to energy, oil and gas and pipeline companies of all sizes both domestic and international with operations in Western Canada. Jason's practice includes assisting both upstream exploration and production companies and midstream pipeline clients with the acquisition and divestiture of assets, including sale agreement preparation, title review due diligence, freehold tenure confirmation, drafting and interpreting of energy and oil and gas agreements, rectification of title issues, offset analysis and enforcement and corporate legal guidance on day to day operational issues.

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA), General Counsel
  • Law Society of Alberta, Active Member
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan, Active Member
  • Manitoba Oil & Gas Lease Agent 
  • Calgary Bar Association, Natural Resources Subsection Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Member
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Member

Bar Admissions

  • Saskatchewan (2001)
  • Alberta (2006)

Education

  • University of Saskatchewan (J.D., 2000)
  • University of Regina (B.A., 1996)
  • Legal support to a major upstream oil and gas company on a 1 billion dollar horizontal well project in the Province of Manitoba and Saskatchewan including the preparation of hundreds of pre-drilling horizontal well and unit opinions
  • Advising a start‑up oil and gas company in the acquisition of oil and gas assets in the Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
  • Advising numerous midsize and large oil and gas company on day to day operational matters in the Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
  • Counsel on numerous oil and gas acquisition and divestiture due diligence projects, including title opinions and conveyance documentation, in respect of oil and gas assets in the Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
  • Counsel to a large federally regulated railway providing advice on railway expansion, construction project development, regulatory compliance and real property acquisitions and divestitures
  • Counsel to major energy trust obtaining a court order transferring hundreds of mineral titles from dissolved predecessor companies
  • Counsel to midstream pipeline company advising on sale of assets and operational issues
  • Counsel to Saskatchewan Registrar of Titles with the Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan including providing opinions on assurance claims pursuant to The Land Titles Act (2000)